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The Evening Star

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55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB, England
+44 1273 328931
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“real ale” (15 reviews)
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55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic selection of ales, old school wonderful. They always have good porters and stouts on whatever the time of year. Friendly and helpful staff too. I love this pub.

Thank essexpatty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place still takes a lot of beating. Don't expect food here beyond crisps and peanuts and it's all the better for it because the main focus is on Dark Star's and other ever changing guest ales, always in top condition, and an extensive range...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice pub with good staff and plenty of choice of beers. It is well situated also and is close to other bars and restaurants.

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

V close to station. Excellent selection of beers including local brews. Not too many tables. No branded beers or ales or cider. Not cheap. Only go if into different beers. Not sure if frequented by locals. We liked!

Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This pub used to be a must visit in Brighton. As competition has developed it now seems even smaller and the choice not the best in town. It is certainly a pleasant and handy place to wait for a train ...More

1  Thank Montyf1
sarah-louise b, Manager at The Evening Star, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. We try and keep a variety of British and European breweries on the bar and on the day you reviewed us we had Omnipollo, Northern Monk, Vibrant Forest, Red Willow etc to name just four....More

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Always first and last stop whenever we go to Brighton. Right by the station and amazing range of beers. Great service, nice little pub, always full of nice people and characters. Pub heaven!

Thank LondonFet
Reviewed 24 December 2017

AVOID AT ALL COSTS Expensive - £4.90 for a pint of lager. Furniture - about as old as the pub, and just as uncomfortable. Short measures - had to ask the barmaid to fill a pint glass up. Hostile bar staff - The barmaid that...More

1  Thank Redbindippers
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great selection of ales on the hand pump in a nice traditional atmosphere less than 5 minutes from the station

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Small but quite well set out, right around the corner from the station. Good range of beers on offer. Limited space to do anything internally so quite a square room - presumably gets busy for a pub of this size.

Thank James K
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I discovered the Evening Star on a previous visit to Brighton and it is the place I always seek out on any return visit. Great selection of beers including some that are very unusual. Dark Star beers up to the usual high standard. Great location...More

Thank NB1957
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Riad M
2 February 2016|
Response from Justin B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, apart from the obvious could it be category?
Riad M
2 February 2016|
Response from Shoreleaf | Reviewed this property |
Not much
15 March 2015|
Response from Ian F | Reviewed this property |
Can't really answer that as we didn't have that same experience.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 328931
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